Console Developer - Porting

PC and Console Publishing Leamington Spa, United Kingdom


Description

Kwalee is one of the world’s leading multiplatform game publishers and developers, with a growing PC and Console department of incredible pedigree that is on the hunt for great new titles to join Die by the Blade, Scathe, Wildmender and Robobeat. This role would be in our PC and Console department (PCC) with responsibility for global activity.

We have a team of talented people collaborating daily between our studios in Leamington Spa, Bangalore and Beijing, or on a remote basis from Turkey, Brazil, the Philippines and many more places, and we've recently acquired our first external studio, TicTales which is based in France. We have a truly global team making games for a global audience. And it’s paying off: Kwalee has recently been recognised with the Best Large Studio and Best Leadership awards from TIGA (The Independent Game Developers’ Association).

Founded in 2011 by David Darling CBE, a key architect of the UK games industry who previously co-founded and led Codemasters for many years, our team also includes veterans such as ex-developers Andrew Graham (Micro Machines) and Jason Falcus (NBA Jam) and publishing executive Max Everingham, alongside a growing and diverse team of global gaming experts. Everyone contributes creatively to Kwalee’s success, with all employees eligible to pitch their own game ideas on Creative Wednesdays, and we’re proud to have built our success on this inclusive principle. Could your idea be the next global hit?

What’s the job?

As our Console Developer - Porting you’ll be converting a range of titles to run on a variety of platforms, mostly using Unity but potentially also Unreal and other engines. 

What you tell your friends you do

“I make sure anyone can play our PC / Console games, no matter what platform they’re using”

What you will really be doing

  • Porting our PC titles to enable them to run on a variety of platforms

  • Assisting developers with preparing for the porting process throughout development

  • Assessing the coding practices of prospective developers as part of the due diligence process

How you will be doing this

  • You’ll be part of an agile, multidisciplinary and creative team and work closely with them to ensure the best results.

  • You'll think creatively and be motivated by challenges and constantly striving for the best.

  • You’ll work with cutting edge technology, if you need software or hardware to get the job done efficiently, you will get it. We even have a robot!

Team

Our talented teams are our signature. We have a highly creative atmosphere with more than 200 staff where you’ll have the opportunity to contribute daily to important decisions. You’ll work within an extremely experienced, passionate and diverse company, including industry veterans David Darling and Jason Falcus (developers) and Max Everingham (publishing).

Skills and Requirements

  • Highly proficient with Unity/C♯ but experience in Unreal/C++ a bonus 

  • 5 years’ experience, with 1-2 shipped games on any console (PS4/5, Xbox One/Series, Switch)  

  • Demonstrable experience with optimisation & profiling in rendering and memory management 

  • Understanding of Unity rendering is essential 

We offer

  • In addition to a competitive salary we also contribute to your pension, offer private medical cover and life assurance

  • Creative Wednesdays! (Design and make your own games every Wednesday)

  • A dog friendly office - bring your favourite pooch! (There’s dog-free areas too)

  • Hybrid model available depending on the department and the role

  • Access to on site gym - no more skiving!

  • 25 days of paid holidays plus bank holidays 

  • Relocation support available 

  • VISA Sponsorship available

  • Great work-life balance with flexible working hours

  • Quarterly team building days - work hard, play hard!

  • Entertainment area with consoles, pool table, tennis table and darts!

  • Monthly employee awards

  • Free snacks, fruit and drinks

Our philosophy

We firmly believe in creativity and innovation and that a fundamental requirement for a successful and happy company is having the right mix of individuals. With the right people in the right environment anything and everything is possible.

Kwalee makes games to bring people, their stories, and their interests together. As an employer, we’re dedicated to making sure that everyone can thrive within our team by welcoming and supporting people of all ages, races, colours, beliefs, sexual orientations, genders and circumstances. With the inclusion of diverse voices in our teams, we bring plenty to the table that’s fresh, fun and exciting; it makes for a better environment and helps us to create better games for everyone! This is how we move forward as a company – because these voices are the difference that make all the difference.